My name is Bill Malovrh. I am a Career Firefighter for Mentor, Ohio
IAFF L1845 for 27 years. Many of you know me as the pitcher for Metro
Cleveland Firefighters. I've participated in firefighter tournaments
since 1998, and our team has attended
the National Fallen Firefighters Tournament in Las Vegas since 2002.
the last 9 years I've run a firefighter memorial tournament in Mentor,
Ohio. In recent years there has been feedback on the Vegas tournament
and ideas of how to make the tournament better, I've seen these emails
and decided to start a new tournament with many of your ideas built in.
This tournament is a firefighter tournament, run by firefighters. I will
be the Director of the tournament.
My goals were simple, to get us together at one complex, provide
awards that have meaning, post results timely, not settle for status quo
and most importantly, raise money for the National Fallen Firefighter
Foundation and the IAFF Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Colorado
Springs, Colorado. My objectives for this tournament are to be open to
change, to provide transparency, and to keep the lines of communications
open at all times. In closing, I hope you'll consider attending this
tournament, teams that we have lost in the past years, I hope you'll
return, you won't be disappointed.